Research Technician

uk: Research Technician [2 Years | Part Time | Duties: The candidate will be joining a newly established research group at the University of Birmingham that aims to better understand why some people develop fungal brain infections and others do not. This project is funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences, and will specifically look at how immune cells in the brain cope during meningitis caused by a fungal infection. for this, the candidate will help the group establish model systems to test how the brain’s immune system provide protection against pathogenic fungi, as well as undertake analyses of fungal-infected tissues; We are looking for a candidate with prior experience in microscopy and tissue culture to fulfil this exciting opportunity. This role is based within the Fungal Infection la... | Minimum Requirements: Degree or equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject; GCSE (A*- C) or equivalent in mathematics; In-depth practical knowledge of technical and scientific methods stated above and Good Laboratory Practice gained through extensive experience and formal qualification; Extensive experience of similar laboratory based work; Positive service attitude and shows courtesy in dealing with others; Ability to organise and manage own work load and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work practices/requirements; Ability to work under minimal supervision but function as part of a team; Knowledge of current relevant H&S policies; Proficiency in commonly used software packages] / University of Birmingham; Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom / deadline March 21